As the Oregon Legislature prepared to start work this week, its leaders were saying all the right things about working together, respecting rural Oregon and doing what was best for the state as a whole.
Plastic bags are lightweight, handy and easily thrown away after use.
Oregon state government has been stunningly inefficient when buying computers and other technology.
Questioning the fundamental usefulness of government is the backbone of some American political factions, notably including the now seldom-mentioned Tea Party. Most of these righteous skeptics…
A scathing report about sexual harassment in the Oregon Capitol is both deeply disturbing and deeply flawed.
- KKK flyers pop up in downtown Astoria
- Obituary: Blair Dylana Hernandez
- Jellyfish show up by the hundreds on the North Coast
- Astoria Co-op breaks ground in Mill Pond
- Local manufacturer Lektro sold to Chicago company
- Food pantry for government workers serves more than 1,300
- Obituary: John Pierce Christie
- Seaside will pursue annexation
- Port of Astoria sees big economic impact at airport
- Death: Jan. 17, 2019
Anew legislative report underscores that PERS could be headed for more trouble.
We wish our readers a Happy New Year and welcome 2019 as an opportunity for a fresh start.
As we wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and an enjoyable holiday season, it is fitting to reflect on some positive aspects of this week and next week’s fresh start with the New Year.
The Trump administration’s environmental policies are the ultimate screw-you moment for the youngest Americans, as well as for generations unborn. Following on the Environmental Protection Age…
Unlike much of the U.S., last month’s mid-term election was ho-hum in Oregon — as in, few election snafus.
The idea that young people working hard to get a much-desired education don’t have a permanent or safe place to live should be a priority to overcome.
No president of either party should have the power to wreck decades of carefully wrought trade policies.
It’s time to get your flu shot — if you haven’t already. You owe it to yourself, and to protect the people around you.
As President Donald Trump mulls his next choice for U.S. attorney general, we hope he chooses someone with a realistic view of legalized marijuana in Oregon and other states.
You know the drill.
The urban-rural divide is not just a “divide.” It is a widening chasm, one whose fissures were underscored by this month’s election results.
Living in the country can be heavenly — unless you’ve got problem neighbors. Then it can be pure hell.
Important national matters elsewhere are still unresolved in the wake of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, but now that the dust has begun to settle from the local campaigns it is time to move on.
Kate Brown was re-elected as Oregon governor with 49.99 percent of the vote in the latest statewide results.
Type fonts at newspapers come in all sorts of sizes, but in the old hot metal days the largest used to be a giant 72 point.
Bumper stickers proclaim, “Kate Brown is not my governor.” T-shirts, magnets and decals declare, “Donald Trump is not my president.”
Our final and most emphatic endorsement goes to state Sen. Betsy Johnson, who is a force of nature on behalf of her constituency.
A few words about government transparency: It makes democracy messy for government officials; it makes democracy inconvenient for those who hold power; it makes democracy work.
Columbia River salmon need all the friends they can get. So why is former Gov. John Kitzhaber still demonizing some of the most knowledgeable and passionate salmon advocates?
Clatsop County taxpayers have a lot on their plate to consider in the Nov. 6 election.
Eleven days to go until the Nov. 6 general election.
Let’s be realistic — the race to replace retiring state Rep. Deborah Boone, D-Cannon Beach, was likely decided in the May 15 primary.
The race for county commissioner between Peter Roscoe and Pamela Wev offers District 3 voters a clear choice in the type of experience they offer.
Astoria is blessed with a plethora of riches in the Nov. 6 election.
Oregon unemployment rates are at historic lows and the state revenue forecast at historic highs. The state’s incumbent governor should be riding a wave of approval into the Nov. 6 election. So…
The city of Astoria is poised to elect only its third mayor in 27 years on Nov. 6, following in the footsteps of Willis Van Dusen and Arline LaMear.
There is a wide disparity between U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and the two challengers for her 1st Congressional District seat.
The initiative process is the citizenry’s tool to directly enact change in state government.
After Tuesday’s debate, Oregonians still do not know their next governor’s vision for the state.
Talk about a roller coaster of emotions!
Oregon was a national pioneer on land use planning. It led the way with the Bottle Bill. Its protection of public beach access is legendary.
We think Oregon voters should repeal the state’s 31-year-old “sanctuary” statute by approving Ballot Measure 105 on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Museums are like universities. Their level of excellence depends on funding.
It was less than a year ago on this page that we were leading the applause for Clatsop County firefighters who answered the call to help fight wildfires around the region.
Perhaps nothing personifies the late Sen. John McCain better than this episode from his 2008 presidential campaign.
What does Astoria’s Goonies house have in common with Abe Lincoln’s boyhood cabin? Both are examples of humble dwellings that have taken on outsized symbolic importance.
Americans have looked down our noses at the Chinese, whose dirty air we’ve seen on television — dreary gray and brown, shrouding ugly streets in a kind of sickly twilight. How disheartening it…
It doesn’t take a traffic engineer to determine that Portland is highway-impaired. Traffic in Oregon’s largest city is slow.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Daily Astorian is joining today with publications around the U.S. to issue a warning about the ongoing assault on America’s free and independent press, one of the paramount …
Small towns define themselves in many ways. Design is one of them. Some towns muster the gumption to insist on architectural design that responds to the neighborhood for which a building is pr…
The recent controversy about whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ absurdities should be removed from media platforms has been shaped by his supporters as both a First Amendment and censorsh…
While there are plenty of things that divide Oregonians, there are three pillars that unite us.
If it looks like a scene from the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean,” that’s because it is.
Chances are good that Astoria’s waterfront is not where you think it is. Nineteenth century engravings show a heavily forested hillside rising steeply just behind our tiny old settlement.
Not all graduating high school seniors advance to a four-year academic college degree program.
Free movie showings are back at Fred Lindstrom Memorial Park. And the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department has some generous sponsors to thank.
There is little doubt that Clatsop County needs a new jail.
There are just three opportunities left to catch one of our region’s most sparkling local theater productions in recent years.
If you knew someone’s life was in danger in the rugged forest, would you send a chopper to rescue them within minutes or let them wait three hours while a crew hiked to the site?
When it comes to recycling, Oregonians have been fooling themselves for years.